Course Description

Many personal care homes do not have licensed medical staff. Administrators or their designees are often responsible for detecting if a resident has a concerning or acute medical need that requires a medical evaluation. This training will examine common medical terms, diagnoses, symptoms, and needs that non-medical personal care home staff frequently encounter so that residents receive prompt medical attention and care. 

This training is for active personal care home administrators and their designees. The course is not open to the general public. 

Provided by Temple University Harrisburg, and Funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Bureau of Human Services Licensing. 


Course Outline


- Individual online registration is required for each person
- During this fiscal year, a total of 8 trainings are being offered on this topic


Training Details:

- Training will run from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm with sign-in beginning at 8:00 am each day
- Coffee service in the morning only
- Lunch is on your own
- Certificates for 6 hours will be issued upon completion of the entire training
- Partial certificates for late arrival or early departure are not available


Fall 2019 Locations and Dates*

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IPS0055 - 001  Philadelphia: *NEW LOCATION* Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia City Avenue - September 13, 2019

IPS0055 - 002  Edinboro: *NEW LOCATION* Edinboro University - September 26, 2019

IPS0055 - 003  Mars: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh/Cranberry - September 27, 2019 

IPS0055 - 004  Williamsport: Holiday Inn Williamsport - October 2, 2019

IPS0055 - 005  Wilkes-Barre: Holiday Inn Wilkes-Barre East Mountain - October 3, 2019

IPS0055 - 006  Ambler: Temple University Ambler - October 18, 2019

IPS0055 - 007  Harrisburg: *NEW LOCATION* Holiday Inn Grantville - November 8, 2019

IPS0055 - 008  Altoona: Blair County Convention Center - November 22, 2019

Please note:

- It is difficult to maintain room temperatures that are comfortable for all participants, and the room temperature may vary. A sweater or jacket is helpful if the room becomes too cool.


Learner Outcomes

Attendance at this training will afford the participant the ability to:

1. Recognize when a resident's heart rate/pulse, blood pressure, oxygen level, weight loss, diabetes, pressure wounds, and other medical needs or concerns require a medical evaluation. 

2. Describe what direct care actions should be completed so that every resident's care needs are identified and managed.

3. Summarize what MRSA, VRE, Hepatitis A, B, and C are, and how they can be transmitted.

4. Recognize why standard precautions are important for preventing the transmission of MRSA, VRE, Hepatitis A, B, and C. 



Cancellation Policy:

In the event of inclement weather, TUH will make every effort to cancel events with as much advance notice as possible. Notification will be sent via email/DestinyOne once a decision to close or delay has been made. In all instances, TUH will follow the University’s and/or the agency’s cancellation decisions.



- These courses are not open to the public

- Must be an active Personal Care Home Administrator or an Administrator's Designee

- Each training is limited to two staff per home


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